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104 William and Mary College Quarterly. 

reside in Rectorville, Ky. Children: i. Delia Lee, born August 
24, 1878; ii. Silas John Thomas, born March 28, 1881; iii. Mary 
Elizabeth, born April 23, 1884; iv. Frances, born March 30, 1888; 
v. Katie May, born May 6, 1891 ; vi. Kavanaugh, born November 
15, 1894; vii. Carrie Crocker, November 15, 1894. 



APPENDIX K. 

The Goodwyns of Dinwiddie County, Virginia. 

Two branches of this family have been found, one descending 
from Thomas Goodwyn, through his son Joseph. Joseph's son, 
Col. Peterson Goodwyn, is said to have used on his silver the same 
coat-of-arms as belonged to Major James Goodwin. This would 
indicate a connection with Major James, but the following should 
be noted : Joseph Goodwyn married Miss Peterson, of the Isle of 
Wight county family, and Col. Peterson Goodwyn's wife was also 
one of this family, and a blood relative. Joseph Godvriri 'had land 
grants in Isle of Wight county in 1723 and 1746, and a Thomas 
Godwin, Jr., also had land grants in the same county in 1746. 
These Godwins were the descendants of Thomas Godwin and 
Eichard Godwin, brothers, sons of Thomas (?) Godwin. Whether 
they are the Thomas and Joseph Goodwyn of Dinwiddie county 
remains to be determined. 

The second branch of the Dinwiddie Goodwyns descends through 
Eobert, said to have been a brother of Thomas ; but as Robert and 
Joseph, son of Thomas, had grandchildren in 1776, Eobert would 
be too young a man to be the brother to Thomas, Joseph's father. 
As some of the descendants of Joseph have given him a brother 
named Thomas, it perhaps will appear that Thomas, Sen., was the 
father of Joseph, Thomas and Eobert, and that Thomas, Jr., was 
the father of Lieut. Dinwiddie Goodwyn. Both branches claim 
Lieut. Dinwiddie, and Capt. Armistead Goodwyn's grandson says 
that his grandfather, son of Eobert, and Lieut. Dinwiddie were 
first cousins, and that Robert had a brother Thomas. Harwood 
Goodwin and John Goodwin had land grants in Dinwiddie county 
in 1759-60, and they may have been other brothers of Joseph and 
Eobert. It has been impossible to obtain replies from any of 
Eobert Goodwyn's descendants, excepting two. 

Capt. Eobert Armistead Goodwyn says that he was brought up by 
his aunt Fannie, born in 1775, and she stated to him that her father, 



The Goodwin Families in America — Appendix. 105 

Capt. Armistead, had told her that his grandfather Goodwyn had 
a Swiss woman for a wife, having bought her for 150 pounds of 
tobacco, and that she was possessed of considerable musical ability, 
which was very generally inherited by her descendants. The name 
of Robert's father, husband of the Swiss woman, she gave as Sir 
Francis Arthur Goodwin. Sir Francis Goodwin was in Virginia in 
1620, and died in England about 1633, leaving a son, Arthur, who 
married, but left no male issue. Sir Francis had another son, but 
the male line of this family seems to be extinct. The date of 
Eobert's birth was around 1725, nearly one hundred years after 
the death of Sir Francis. 

Thomas Goodwyn was born in Virginia. He resided in Din- 
widdie county, and is said to have been a grandson of Major James. 
(Mrs. Grigg's grandfather thinks so.) Thomas Goodwyn had land 
grants for 71 and 80 acres in Dinwiddie county, April 28, 1748. A 
Thomas Goodwin also had land grant of 100 acres in Sussex 
county, August 15, 1764. Harwood and John Goodwin had land 
grants in Dinwiddie county in 1759 and 1760. Children: i. Joseph, 
married Peterson ; ii. Thomas (perhaps) ; hi. Eobert (per- 
haps) ; iv. Harwood (perhaps) ; vi. John (perhaps). 

Joseph Goodwyn (Thomas) was born in Virginia ; was married 

to Miss Peterson, who was born in Isle of Wight county. 

By occupation he was a planter. They resided at " The Martins," 
in Dinwiddie county, the old home place still standing. Children : 
i. John * (disputed) ; ii. Joseph, married Mary Coleman ; iii. Brad- 
dock, married Elizabeth Brown; iv. Esau, married S. Sturdivant; 
v. Peterson, married Elizabeth Peterson; vi. Burwell* (disputed), 
untraced. Peterson and Joseph, Jr., were twins. 

John Goodwyn} (Joseph, Thomas) was born in Dinwiddie county, 
where he married, resided and died. Children ; i. John, married 
Elizabeth Fowler; ii. Burwell, bom in 1793; iii. Daughter, married 
Rives ; iv. Daughter, married King. 

John Goodwyn (John, Joseph, Thomas) was born in Dinwiddie 
county ; was married to Elizabeth Fowler. By occupation he was a 
planter. They resided in Dinwiddie county. Children: i. Ann 

* It is strongly denied that Joseph 2 was the father of John and Burwell. It 
is said that Joseph's brotlwr was their father. That would indicate a John or 
Harwood. 

f It is disputed that John and Burwell were sons of Joseph, and it is said 
they are sons of a brother of Joseph — perhaps of the John Goodwin who had 
land grant in Dinwiddie county. 



106 William and Mary College Quarterly. 

Eliza, born March, 1823 ; unmarried ; ii. Timoleon W., born June, 
1825 ; unmarried ; iii. Emma Virginia, born September 17, 1827 ; 
unmarried ; iv. John William, born July 17, 1829 ; married Minerva 
S. Johnson. 

John William Goodwyn (John, John, Joseph, Thomas) was 
born July 17, 1829, in Dinwiddie county, Va. ; -was married June 
14, 1858, in Dinwiddie county, by Rev. C. J. Gibson, to Minerva 
Stith Johnson, who was born July 19, 1833, in Dinwiddie county, 
a daughter of Edward and Minerva Stith (Maclin) Johnson. By 
occupation he was a druggist, in politics a Whig and Democrat, 
and in religion an Episcopalian. They reside in Macon, Ga. 
(1897). Dr. Goodwyn served through the war with rank of Cap- 
tain on the scientific corps of the mining department. Children : 
i. T. Gray, married Hattie Rogers ; ii. John W. ; iii. E. E. (dau.), 
married T. E. Artope. 

Jiurwell Goodwyn (John, Joseph, Thomas) was born 1793 in 
Dinwiddie county ; was married, and resided in Dinwiddie county. 
In 1896-'97, while repairing a house in Petersburg, which had be- 
longed to a lawyer long since dead, but who had, in his life-time, 
managed the estate of a Robert Goodwyn, an Ancient History was 
found, on one page of which was written, "Burwell Goodwyn, born 
1793." Children : i. Archer, resides at Ream's Station, Va. ; ii. 
McClure. 

Col. Joseph Goodwyn (Joseph, Thomas) was born in Dinwiddie 
county, Va. ; was married in Dinwiddie county to Mary Coleman. 
By occupation he was a planter, in politics a Whig, and in religion 
an Episcopalian. They resided in Dinwiddie county, Va. Joseph 
Goodwyn was a Colonel in the Revolutionary War. Children : i. 
Mary, married John Gilliam; ii. William, married Harriet Wil- 
liamson. 

Mary Goodwyn (Joseph, Joseph, Thomas) was born in Dinwid- 
die county, Va. ; was married in Dinwiddie county to John Gilliam, 
who was born in Brunswick county, Va. In religion he was an 
Episcopalian. They resided in Dinwiddie county, Va. Gilliam 
children: i. John, unmarried; ii. Joseph Peterson, unmarried; iii. 
Mary Eliza, married Robert Neblett; iv. Susan, married Edmund 
Eitzgerald ; v. Bena, married J. A. Johnson ; vi. Samuel Y., un- 
married. 

William Goodwyn (Joseph, Joseph, Thomas) was born in Din- 
widdie county, Va. ; was married to Harriet Williamson. By oc- 
cupation he was a planter, in politics a Whig, and in religion an 



The Goodwin Families in America — Appendix. 107 

Episcopalian. They resided in Dinwiddie county, Va. Child: i. 
Mary Ann, married John Dodson. 

JBraddock Goodwyn (Joseph, Thomas) was born in Dinwiddie 
county ; was married to Elizabeth Brown. By occupation he was 
a planter, in politics a Whig. They resided in Dinwiddie. Chil- 
dren: i. Joseph; ii. Burwell, married Nancy or Anne Dance; iii. 
Monroe; iv. Thomas; v. Robert, unmarried; vi. William, unmar- 
ried; vii. Jane, unmarried; viii. Martha, unmarried; ix. Mary, 
married Patrick Boney; x. Elizabeth Ann, married Joel Stude- 
vant; xi. Amy, married Rev. Burwell S. Goodwyn; xii. Harriet, 
married Coleman. 

Joseph Goodwyn (Braddock, Joseph, Thomas) was born in Din- 
widdie county. He resided in Dinwiddie county. Children: i. 
Thomas; ii. John. 

Burwell Goodwyn (Braddock, Joseph, Thomas) was born in 
Dinwiddie county, Va. ; was married in 1811, in Dinwiddie county, 
to Nancy or Anne Dance, who was born in Greenville county, Va., 
a daughter of Thomas and Sallie (Fisher) Dance. By occupation 
he was a farmer, and in politics a Whig. They resided in Din- 
widdie county, Va. Hon. Burwell Goodwyn was for several terms 
a State senator. He died in Dinwiddie county, February, 1834. 
Nancy (Dance) Goodwyn died January 5, 1867, in Coweta county, 
Ga. Their residence is given also as Brunswick county, and Bur- 
well is said to have died in this county. Children, i. Thomas 
Dance, born February 27, 1813, married Mary A. C. Griffin ; ii. 
Braddock, married Eliza Dominick ; iii. Napoleon B., died unmar- 
ried; iv. Maria Louisa, married, first, John Ledbetter; second, 
Marcus D. North ; third, John J. Hunt ; v. Anne Eliza, married, 
first, John M. Sims; second, Walter B. Pope; vi. Sarah Fisher, 
married John W. Powell; vii. James Fisher, married, first, Kittie 
Turner; second, Frances Puckit; viii. Henry Clay, married Lucy 
Bloodworth. 

Thomas Dance Goodioyn (Burwell, Braddock, Joseph, Thomas) 
was born February 27, 1813, in Dinwiddie county, Va. ; was mar- 
ried March 15, 1838, in Coweta county, Ga., to Mary A. C. Griffin, 
who was born November 14, 1817, in Henry county, Ga., a daughter 
of John and Sallie (Barnett) Griffin. By occupation he was a 
farmer, in politics a Whig, and in religion a Methodist. They re- 
sided in Dinwiddie county, Va., until 1840, when they removed to 
Coweta county, Ga., where he died September 24, 1866. Mrs. 
Goodwin resides (1897) in Newman, Ga. Children : i. John Bur- 



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well, born March 7, 1839, married Cattie Pope ; ii. Thomas Dance, 
born April 12, 1841, married Elizabeth Baughn ; iii. Virginia, 
born February 22, 1843, married John L. Bailey ; iv. James Monroe, 
born December 16, 1845, died September 23, 1847 ; v. Mary Lucy, 
born September 24, 1848, married, first, Benjamin Gibson ; second, 
Eddington ; vi. William Henry, born September 27, 1850, mar- 
ried Mollie Davis ; vii. Joseph Peterson, born July 9, 1852, married 
Mintie McVay; viii. Martha Amanda, born July 15, 1854, married 
James B. Ellis; is. Woodson Hubbard, born October 13, 1856, 
married Anne Thompson; s. Ellen, born July 9, 1859, married Dr. 
George Wyche. 

John Burwell Goodwyn (Thomas Dance, Burwell, Braddock, 
Joseph, Thomas) was born March 7, 1839, in Greensville county, 
Va. ; was married May 27, 1869, in Meriweather county, Ga., by 
Robert P. Jones, to Cattie Pope, who was born November 5, 1849, 
in Meriweather county, a daughter of Walter B. and Catherine 
(Thrash) Pope. By occupation he was a farmer, civil engineer, 
and surveyor, in politics a Democrat, and in religion a Baptist. 
They resided at Newman, Coweta county, Ga. (1897). John Bur- 
well Goodwyn was graduated from Mercer University in 1861 ; 
served through the war, and was member of the Legislature in 
1884-'85. Children: i. Mary Etta, born March 21, 1870 ; ii. Walter 
Pope, born April 16, 1871, died November 13, 1894; iii. Henry 
Jackson, born January 14, 1874; iv. Ernest Codesman, born July 
27, 1875; v. Alvan Freeman, born December 23, 1877; vi. John 
Bunyan, born November 15, 1880 ; vii. Bessie Kate, born July 22, 
1885 ; viii. Annie Lou, born November 24, 1887 ; ix. Thomas, born 
October 25, 1891. 

3fo?iroe Goodwyn (Braddock, Joseph, Thomas) was married and 
had two children. Children : i. Arlene ; ii. Ada Byron. 

Thomas Goodwyn (Braddock, Joseph, Thomas) was born in 
Dinwiddie county. Child : i. Algernon. 

Amy Goodwyn (Braddock, Joseph, Thomas) was married to 
Rev. Burwell S. Goodwyn. By occupation he was a minister, and 
in religion a Methodist. The ancestry of Bev. Burwell S. is not 
yet learned. 

Esau Goodioyn (Joseph, Thomas) was born in Dinwiddie ; was 
married to S. Sturdivant. By occupation he was a planter. They 
resided in Greensville county, Va. Children : * i. Keziah, married 
William Boisseau ; ii. Martha, married John Pegram. 

* It is asserted that Esau had no children. The two given here are on the 
authority of Dr. John William Goodwyn, of Macon, Ga. 



The Goodwin Families in America — Appendix. 10& 

Col. Peterson Goodwyn (Joseph, Thomas) was born about 1745 
in Dinwiddie county, Va. ; was married in Dinwiddie county, Va., 
to Elizabeth Peterson, who was born in Dinwiddie county, Va., a 
daughter of Peter and Lucy (Osborne) Peterson. By occupation 
he was a planter and lawyer, in politics a Whig and Democrat, and 
in religion an Episcopalian. They resided at " Sweden," Dinwid- 
die county, Va. Col. Peterson Goodwyn was for many years the 
representative for this county in the Virginia Legislature. In 
1803 he was elected congressman, and continuously re-elected un- 
til his death, February 21, 1818, aged about 73. He was Colonel 
in the Eevolutionary War, and a member of the Society of the 
Cincinnati. His wife died October, 1817. Children: i. Edward 

Osborne, born 1776, died unmarried; ii. Martha, married 

McGruder; iii. Emma Epps, married Daniel E. Allen; iv. Lucy 
Ann K., died unmarried; v. Elizabeth, married Thomas Whit- 
worth; vi. Peterson, born 1802, married Mary Campbell Powell; 
vii. Albert Thweat, married, first, Martha King ; second, Amelia 
Meade. 

Martha Goodwyn (Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) was born in Din- 
widdie county, Va. ; was married in Dinwiddie county to — - — • 
McGruder. Mr. McGruder was a member of Congress. McGru- 
der child: i. Adeline, married Wyatt. 

Emma Epps Goodwy?i (Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) was born in 
Dinwiddie county, Va. ; was married February 23, 1826, by Eev. 
Milton Thrift to Daniel C. Allen. They resided in Dinwiddie 
county. Allen child: i. Eliza Ann Epps, married Fletcher H. 
Archer. 

Elizabeth Goodwyn (Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) was born in 
Dinwiddie county, Va. ; was married January 10, 1833, in Din- 
widdie county, Va., by Rev. Milton Thrift to Thomas Whitworth. 
They resided in Dinwiddie county. Whitworth child: i. Eliza- 
beth, married Chamberlain Wilson. 

Peterson Goodwyn (Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) was born 1802 
in Dinwiddie county, Va.; was married August 22, 1822, at Peters- 
burg, Va., by Eev. Syme to Mary Campbell Powell, who was 

born August 12, 1804, in Petersburg, Va., a daughter of Edward 
and Elizabeth ( Williams) Powell. By occupation he was a planter, 
in politics a Whig, and in religion an Episcopalian. They resided 
in Greensville county, Va. Peterson Goodwyn died October 14, 
1838, in Petersburg, Va. Mary Campbell (Powell) Goodwyn died 
April 17, 1882, in Petersburg. Children : i. Edward Albert, born 



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May 1, 1823, married Martha Clough Perkinson ; ii. Elizabeth Har- 
rison, born September 15, 1825, resides at Warrenton, N. C, un- 
married; iii. Peterson, born September 5, 1827, killed in a duel, 
San Francisco ; iv. Charles Frederick, born March 14, 1830, mar- 
ried S. Lacy Tuggle ; v. Martha Ann Epps, born May 27, 1832, 
married James Collier; vi. Junius Alexander, born August 9, 1836, 
married Eugenia L. Feild. 

Edward Albert Goodwyn (Peterson, Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) 
was born May 1, 1823, in Dinwiddie county, Va.; was married August 
10, 1843, in Amelia county, Va., by Eev. John Hobson to Martha 
Clough Perkinson, who was born July 5, 1828, in Amelia county, 
Va., a daughter of Matthew and Mary Cowan (Williams) Perkinson. 
By occupation he was a railroad officer, in politics a Whig and Re- 
publican, and in religion an Episcopalian. They reside in Peters- 
burg, Va. From 1849 to 1852 Mr. Goodwyn served in the Virginia 
Legislature from Dinwiddie county. He was a member of the 
City Council of Petersburg a number of times after 1852, and 
president of the same for six years. He was Captain of Company 
E, Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry, General W. H. T. Lee's Division, 
in the late war. He has held the position of Master of Transpor- 
tation on the A. M. & O., Bailroad for forty years. Children : i. 
Matthew Peterson, born June 20, 1844, married Mary Parthenia 
Lewis ; ii. Edward Albert, born July 24, 1846. 

Matthew -Peterson Goodwyn (Edward Albert, Peterson, Peter- 
son, Joseph, Thomas) was born June 28, 1844, in Amelia county, 
Va.; was married April 23, 1863, in Dinwiddie county, Va., by Eev. 
William H. Piatt to Mary Parthenia Lewis, who was born February 
20, 1845, in Petersburg, Va., a daughter of Dr. Heartwell Heath 
and Alpha (Hawthorne) Lewis. By occupation he was a railroad 
official, freight agent, in politics a Democrat, and in religion an 
Episcopalian. They resided in Petersburg, Va. Matthew Peter- 
son Goodwyn was a student of the Annapolis Naval Academy, leav- 
ing at the opening of the late war, he being then only sixteen years 
old, and returning home. He was first a member of the Lafay- 
ette Guards, subsequently a First Lieutenant, but afterward 
entered the Confederate Navy, and was on the Merrimac during 
its fight with the Monitor, and he was also in the fight with the 
Satelite and Reliance, for which service he gained honorable pro- 
motion. He died February 1, 1882, in Petersburg. Children : i. 
Lillie Wood, born October 12, 1865, married Edward W. Grigg ; 
ii. Edward Albert, born December 20, 1867 ; iii. Jessie Hoge, born 



The Goodwin Families in America — Appendix. Ill 

January 20, 1870, married Robert B. Anderson ; iv. Peterson Agee, 
born August 2, 1872, married Priscilla Chapman Fowler. 

Lillie Wood Goodwyn (Matthew Peterson, Edward Albert, 
Peterson, Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) was born October 12, 1865, 
in Petersburg, Va.; was married October 18, 1887, at Petersburg, 
by Eev. C. R. Haines to Edward Williamson Grigg, who was born 
September 30, 1862, in Petersburg, Va., a son of Wesley and Au- 
gustina Frances Peyton (Wells) Grigg. He was an Episcopalian. 
They resided in Petersburg, Va., until April, 1892, when they re- 
moved to Winston, S. G, returning thereafter to Petersburg. Mrs. 
Grigg has contributed a very large portion of the data concerning 
the Goodwyns. Grigg children: i. Frank Peyton, born Septem- 
ber 17, 1888, died July 9, 1889 ; ii. Martha Goodwyn, born May 
6, 1890. 

Jessie Iloge Goodwyn (Matthew Peterson, Edward Albert, 
Peterson, Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) was born January 20, 1870, 
in Petersburg, Va.; was married December 18, 1889, at Petersburg, 
by Rev. C. R. Haines to Robert Beverly Anderson, who was born 
November 3, 1863, in Dinwiddie county, Va., a son of Robert Mayo 
and Virginia (Stone) Anderson.* He was an Episcopalian. They 
resided in Petersburg, Va. Robert Beverly Anderson died Sep- 
tember 29, 1891, in Dinwiddie county. Anderson child : i. Jessie 
Hoge Goodwyn, born April 13, 1891. 

Peterson Agee Goodwyn (Matthew Peterson, Edward Albert, 
Peterson, Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) was born August 2, 1872, in 
Dinwiddie county, Va.; was married June 20, 1895, at St. Thomas 
Episcopal Church, Abingdon, Va., to Priscilla Chapman Fowler, a 
daughter of J. C. Fowler. By occupation he was connected with 
the freight claim department, in politics a Democrat. They resided 
in Roanoke, Va. 

Charles F. Goodwyn (Peterson, Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) was 
born 1829 ; was married to S. Lacy Tuggle. By occupation he 
was a lawyer. They resided in Nottoway C. H., Va. 

Junius Alexander Goodwyn (Peterson, Peterson, Joseph, 
Thomas) was born August 9, 1836, in Greensville county, Va. ; 
was married July 5, 1866, at Warrenton, N. C, by Dr. William 
Hodges, to Eugenia Littlejohn Feild, who was born November 14, 
1841, in Mecklenburg county, Va., a daughter of Dr. George and 
Frances Blount (Littlejohn) Feild. By occupation he was a mer- 
chant, in politics a Democrat, and in religion an Episcopalian. 
They resided in Warrenton, N. C, 1897. Children: i. Fannie 



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Littlejohn, born May 27, 1867 ; ii. Ernest Morelle, born July 12, 
1869, married M. Willie Hunter; iii. Eugenia Littlejohn, born June 
15, 1871, died September 28, 1872; iv. Junius Alexander, born 
January 31, 1873, died August 11, 1873; v. Mary Campbell, born 
May 7, 1875 ; vi. Junius Alexander, bom February 23, 1878 ; vii. 
Edwin Asbton, born January 22, 1880; viii. George Feild, born 
June 26, 1882 ; ix. Bettie Mutter, born November 29, 1884. 

Albert Thioeat Gooclwyn (Peterson, Joseph, Thomas) was born 
in Dinwiddie county, Va. ; was married, first, May 26, 1825, to 
Martha King; he was married, second, to Amelia Meade. By oc- 
cupation he was a planter, in politics a Whig, and in religion an 
Episcopalian. He resided in Greensville county, Va. Children by 
first wife: i. Dr. John Peterson, married Martha Greenway; ii. 
George Whitney, married Elizabeth Morrison; iii. Eliza, died 
young. Children by second wife : iv. Maria, married Charles Pan- 

nill ; v. Mary Elizabeth, married Wilson ; vi. David Everard, 

married Fanny Montgomery. 

Dr. John Peterson Goodwyn (Albert Thweat, Peterson, Joseph, 
Thomas) was married to Martha Greenway. By occupation he was 
a physician. They resided in Belfield, Va. Children : Nine sons 
and one daughter, names not furnished. 

David Everard Goodwyn (Albert Thweat, Peterson, Joseph, 
Thomas) was married to Fanny Montgomery. They resided in 
Belfield, Va. Children : Three boys and three girls. 

Robert Goodwyn was born in Virginia, was married, and re- 
sided in Dinwiddie county, Va. Robert Goodwyn had land grant 
for 320 acres in Albemarle county, July 20, 1748, and at the same 
time a John Goodwin received land grant for 400 acres in same 
county. He is said to have had a brother Thomas, and to have 
been a relative of Joseph Goodwyn, perhaps his brother. Children : 
i. Capt. Stephen; ii. Robert (%); iii. Capt. Armistead, married, 
first, Nancy Wicke ; second, Sallie (Willson) Dance. 

Capt. Stephen Goodwyn (Robert) was born in Dinwiddie county 
and resided in Dinwiddie county. On November 20, 1783, 2,666§ 
acres of land were granted to Capt. Stephen Goodwyn, " heir-at- 
law" of Lieut. Dinwiddie Goodwyn, of Dinwiddie county, Va.* 
Capt. Stephen Goodwyn also had land surveyed, March 31, 1787, 

♦Query: How could this Capt. Stephen Goodwyn be "heir-at-law" of 
Lieut. Dinwiddie Goodwyn? Armistead, brother to this Stephen, was only 
first cousin to Dinwiddie, and was alive in 1777, when Dinwiddie died un- 
married. 



Thk Goodwin Families in America — Appendix. 113 

by Henry Morris, amounting to 38^ acres. The plat of survey is 
in possession of Mrs Lillie (Goodwyn) Grigg, of Petersburg, Va. 
Children : i. Dr. William, married Eliza Blunt ; ii. Dr. George. 

Dr. William Goodwyn (Stephen, Kobert) was married to Eliza 
Blunt. By occupation he was a physician. Children : i. William 
Stephen, married Dewey ; ii. Benjamin Archer ; iii. Eliza- 
beth; iv. Sarah; v. Julia; vi. Martha. 

William Stephen Goodwyn (William, Stephen, Bobert) was 
married to Miss Dewey, of Southampton, Va. Children : i. Wil- 
liam Samuel, resides in Emporia, Va.; ii. Watkins; iii. Douglas; 
iv. Joseph ; v. Elizabeth ; vi. Sarah Meade. 

Dr. George Goodwyn (Stephen, Bobert) was married and re- 
sided in Dinwiddie county, Va. Children : i. Stephen Archer ; ii. 
Bobert A. 

Capt. Armistead Goodwyn (Bobert), born in Dinwiddie county, 
Va., was married, first, to Nancy Wicke. He was married, second, 
to Mrs. Sarah (Willson) Dance. By occupation he was a farmer, 
in politics a Democrat, and in religion a Baptist. He resided in 
Greensville county, Va. He was a captain in the Bevolutionary 

War. Children by first wife: i. Francis, born 1774; married 

Stith ; ii. Fanny A., born 1775 ; died unmarried ; iii. Mary Ann, 
born 1776 ; married Bobert Stith ; iv. John, born 1777 ; v. James, 
born 1778; married Mary Ann Tolly; vi. Dr. Charles, born 1779; 
married Mrs. ; vii. Elizabeth, born 1781 ; married John Ed- 
wards. Children by second wife: vhi. Armistead, born 1800; died 
unmarried ; ix. Nathaniel, born 1802 ; died unmarried. 

James Goodwyn (Armistead, Bobert), born in 1778, in Greens- 
ville county, Va,, was married, in 1818, in Brunswick county, Va., 
by Bev. Mr. Bacon, to Mary Ann Tolly, born in 1793, in Bruns- 
wick county, a daughter of Greex and Nancy (Cousins) Tolly. 
By occupation he was a farmer, in politics a Democrat, and in re- 
ligion a Baptist. They resided in Brunswick county, Va. James 
Goodwyn was a lieutenant in the war of 1812. Greex Tolley was 
a captain in the Bevolutionary War. James Goodwyn died in 
1839. Mary Ann (Tolley) Goodwyn, called also Mary (Henry) Good- 
wyn, died in 1867, in Wilson, N. C. Children : i. Bobert A., born 
April 30, 1820 ; married Elizabeth J. Kirkland ; ii. Ann Frances, 
born 1822 ; married William W. Burnett ; iii. Mary A., born 1824 ; 
married William Cousins ; iv. Susanna A., born 1825 ; married An- 
drew J. Boisseau; v. Cornelia W., born 1830; married William 
Willson ; vi. Polona A., born 1832 ; married Edward Organ. 



114 William and Maey College Quarterly. 

Capt. Robert A. Goodwyn (James, Armistead, Robert) was born. 
April 30, 1820, in Brunswick county, Va. ; was married May 26, 
1852, in Brunswick county, Va., by Bev. Gregory Claiborne, to 
Elizabeth J. Kirkland, who was born in 1836, in Brunswick county, 

Va., a daughter of David B. and Aminta S. ( ) Kirkland. 

By occupation he was a farmer, and in religion a Baptist. They 
resided in Smoky-Ordinary, Brunswick county, Va. Robert A. 
Goodwyn served as a private in the Mexican War, and as captain 
of a volunteer militia company in the late war. He has held the 
office of justice of the peace. Children : i. James H., born 1853 ; 
married Mary Johnson ; ii. Mary E., born 1855 ; married John H. 
Johnson ; iii. Nathaniel B., born 1858 ; married, first, Mary Powell; 

second, Stobles ; iv. Robert A., born 1860 ; died ; v. Nannie 

W., born 1865 ; married James Boisseau. 

Ann Frances Goodwyn (James, Armistead, Robert) was born 
1822, in Brunswick county, Va. ; was married, 1843, in Brunswick 
county, to William Warner Burnett, who was born 1818. By occu- 
pation he was a speculator, in politics a Whig and Republican, and 
in religion an Episcopalian. They resided in Dinwiddie county, 
Va., and Wilson, N. C. Ann Frances (Goodwyn) Burnett died in 
1870 in Wilson, N. C. William Warner Burnett died in 1890, in 
Wilson, N. C. Burnett Children: i. Rosa Goodwyn, born 1847; 
married Bichard E. Boisseau ; ii. Possie Donias, born 1849 ; died 
1888 in Gaston, N. C. ; unmarried; iii. Augustus Wich, born 1851; 

married Mrs. Bridges; iv. James Marion, born 1853; 

married Tompson; v. Josephine Ellen, born 1855; married 

Peter Christman; vi. Willie Ann, born 1863; married Loyal 
Stott. 

Rosa Goodwyn Burnett (Ann Frances, James, Armistead, 
Robert) was born 1847, in Brunswick county, Va. ; was married 
1866, at Petersburg, Va., by Rev. J. Churchill Gibson, to Richard 
Edwards Boisseau, who was born 1842 in Dinwiddie county, Va., a 
son of Major Robert Goodwyn and Martha Epps (Harderway) 
Boisseau. By occupation he was a merchant, in politics a Republi- 
can, and in religion an Episcopalian. They resided in Dinwiddie 
Courthouse, Dinwiddie county, Va., and she has contributed nearly 
all the data concerning the descendants of Robert Goodwyn. 
Boisseau children: i. Randolph Burnett, born 1868; ii. Selden 
Richard, born 1870.